Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-284357

Description

Unused nursery wallpaper from Exeter, New Hampshire. Scenes depicting proverbs, such as "don't cry over spilled milk" are framed by vines and flowering plants such as grapes and morning glory. Roller-printed in dark olive, ochre, pale yellow, mauve, blue, black and pink on olive ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
proverbs
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From Exeter, NH / Marie Robbins, Cambridge" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

25 1/2 x 18 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.378

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.379

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Olive

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

proverbs
vines
flowers
cat
dog
rooster
man
woman
rat
bull

Period/Style

Nursery